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Helena RUBENSTEIN Australia
« on: Sunday 26 December 10 07:32 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for any information regarding Helena Rubenstein when she lived in Brisbane for a very short period.Does anyone know where she lived.Found some info that said she was in Brisbane for 2years and worked as a Nanny.Does anyone know if this is right,who she worked for any information would be greatful... ;)

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Re: Helena Rubenstein Australia
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 December 10 07:49 GMT (UK) »
Don't know about Brisbane.  She arrived in 1894 from Poland and lived in Coleraine in West Victoria.  Before working as a waitress she was a governess to the sons of Steven Fairburn at Meltham which is near Geelong.
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Re: Helena Rubenstein Australia
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 December 10 07:59 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your info,the reason i am searching was my dad told me i was named after her and also dads family history comes from polish Jews so it could have been just the fact she had similar background but some info i got she lived in Brissy for a very short period also as a nanny.I will still keep looking .CHEERS. ;)


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Re: Helena Rubenstein Australia
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 December 10 08:07 GMT (UK) »
Her bio is on Wikipedia but if you look up

http://adbonline.anu.edu/biogs/A110484b.htm

it will give you more information.

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Re: Helena Rubenstein Australia
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 December 10 10:20 GMT (UK) »
I recall reading a quite detailed account of Helena Rubinstein in Australia in the newspaper several years ago.   My recollection is that she lived somewhere near Colac. but I don't recall now.

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Re: Helena Rubenstein Australia
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 December 10 10:42 GMT (UK) »
The is a huge amount of information on the internet about Chaja (Helena) RUBINSTEIN so it's possible that your Helena RUBENSTEIN from Brisbane is a totally different person  :D

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Re: Helena Rubenstein Australia
« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 December 10 06:07 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for all the information,i do think it is the same Helena,i have spelt the surname wrong,will keep looking CHEERS  ;)